Three Day

INDIE POP

Indie Pop allows each stitcher to create a unique project by selecting the motifs, colors and stitches to suit their personality. Teaching objectives: Examine the structure of complex stitches so stitches can execute them with ease and confidence Explore several complex and layered stitches with a variety of textures Promote confidence in selecting stitches, motifs […]

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A NEW LEAF

  AVAILABLE AFTER SEPTEMBER 2023 The infinite variety of falling leaves is captured in this mixed media project. A New Leaf employs canvas, stitchable cork, copper mesh and Ultrasuede in the design. Teaching Objectives: Express creativity with stitches and placement Work with various thread textures Develop an ease in stitching that emphasizes the rhythm of

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GILDED CABOCHONS

The ceiling at Union Station in Chicago inspired this design. Areas recede or progress based on texture in a monochromatic color palette. Teaching objectives: Explore different techniques for padding areas Use of texture in a monochromatic design Examine the structure of stitches to promote an ease and confidence with stitches that diminishes reliance on stitch

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EXPLORATIONS

Explorations analyzes several kinds of stitches—large motifs such as walnetos, jessicas and crescents, background patterns and smaller spot motifs such as celestial star eyelets. I will emphasize the mechanics of each stitch, instructing in how the stitches are formed on the front and back of the canvas, so that stitchers can learn to stitch with

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Angles

This “wow!” design impresses both those who stitch it, and those who see the finished project! Teaching objectives: Explore different textures of cotton, metallic, and rayon threads Learn a plethora of counted canvas stitches Examine the structure of stitches, so stitchers can work with confidence and ease, without constant reliance on the stitch diagrams Execute

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Allegro

Allegro is a musical term for a brisk, lively tempo, and this project keeps the eye moving to see all the details. Teaching objectives: Explore several complex and layered stitches with a variety of textures Discover the structure of complex stitches, to allow ease and confidence when stitching and less reliance on stitch diagrams Allegro

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